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  •  Dude... escallating? Really? (3+ / 0-)
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    My comment was neither irrelevant nor naive.

    Do you care to explain what it was about my comment that so offended you?

    Paternity rules, fraternity drools. - Rick Santorum (paraphrased)

    by VictorLaszlo on Thu Mar 22, 2012 at 05:24:12 AM PDT

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    •  Nothing offended me. The idea that "white" people (1+ / 0-)
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      in America are "the ones" who see the world as aligned on a racial basis is so American-centric, and the Martin case is staring at you in the face as an example of why it's not even really the case here any more.

      Australia has racial issues.
      Taiwan has racial issues.
      Russia has racial issues.
      Japan has racial issues.
      etc etc etc etc

      Institutionalized racism may very well negatively affect the racial views of Latinos, Asians, etc in the US, and that's a massive problem for us because it essentially means that we missed the boat on racial reconciliation prior to such a diverse society becoming the reality in the US. But to simplify it down to "oh those zany whites and their attitudes again" is dangerously oversimplifying it.

      Today, strive to be the person you want to be.

      by GoGoGoEverton on Thu Mar 22, 2012 at 05:29:22 AM PDT

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      •  I guess you missed this part: (2+ / 0-)
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        But white people often fail to comprehend that members of other races do the same thing - "Chinese" vs. "not Chinese."

        Paternity rules, fraternity drools. - Rick Santorum (paraphrased)

        by VictorLaszlo on Thu Mar 22, 2012 at 05:44:14 AM PDT

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        •  lol (1+ / 0-)
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          And then this part:

          So you end up hearing white people say extremely silly things like "He couldn't be racist - he's Mexican!
          "

          Which shows how you really feel...I don't even know why you included the Chinese thing since it has nothing to do with anything else you wrote.

          Today, strive to be the person you want to be.

          by GoGoGoEverton on Thu Mar 22, 2012 at 06:04:15 AM PDT

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